Academic Component



The Academic Component involves faculty and students in coursework that combines indigenous theory with design studio-based education. All coursework taken with iD+Pi applies toward student's respective degree program at UNM and/or other universities.

Indigenous Town (iTown) Studios and seminar courses are offered year-round.

All classes that are supported and sponsored by iD+Pi allow students to travel and work on-site with the indigenous/tribal communities.

Visiting scholars, distinguished lectureship and student exchange programs are being planned and will expand the learning opportunities of the program.

Its long-term goal is two-fold: to establish a doctoral program in Indigenous Planning and Design, and to offer an online Tribal Planning certificate program.